To help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently launched the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) Legislative Library.
Mike Paque, Gerry Baker, and Stan Belieu reported on the work of FracFocus and the improvements made in FracFocus 2.0 as well as their connection with Risk Based Data Management System (RBDMS) used by states and tribes.
Paula Gant, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Oil and Gas highlighted a number of reports from 2011-2013 aimed at the safe and responsible development of oil and natural gas resources, reported on the progress of FracFocus, and provided a clearer definition for what FracFocus is and what it is not.
The SEAB FracFocus 2.0 Task Force, chaired by John Deutch, held its first meeting on January 6, 2014. The Task Force is charged with reviewing how FracFocus 2.0 houses the information Federal and State regulatory agencies require as part of their regulatory functions with regard to disclosure of the composition and quantities of fracturing fluids injected into unconventional oil and gas wells.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates there is up to 500 gigawatts of untapped geothermal energy in the United States, enough to power millions of homes. A new study by JASON, an independent advisory group of world-class scientists, illustrates how this resource can be developed to generate renewable electricity for future generations.